Monday, 1 December 2014

Polar Love...

Morning all..... Hope your week has been good... There's a lot going on here and my body has been on a mega go slow this week so I've felt like I've been wading in treacle lol and as I work in retail, me thinks it will only get worse.....So it'll be just short post from me today....

So, it's playtime over at TTPH today the theme is "Christmas" and we have a new sponsor for you this week and they are"Eiglassing".

I was given an image called "Polar Bear Love" and here is the finished card....

Card Recipe

Promarkers ~ Ice Grey 1,3,5
Stars/Bows ~ Memory Box
Sentiment ~ Netty's Cards
Papers, Winter Wishes ~ LOTV
Glitter and Gems from Stash

I've played along at the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Digi Choosday ~ Christmas (Fortnightly)
Dream Valley ~ True Blue (Fortnightly)
Seemacrafts ~ Christmas (Monthly) 
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)

Thanks, as always for dropping by 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

It's Fairy Dust and she's "All Dressed Up"

Hi....I'm so glad you've stopped by, as today I'm sharing a card I made just cos I could lol.... To be honest it was an image I just had to have but I just hadn't had time to use it .... So I found time to indulge and had a ball, she was amazing fun to colour and I was really pleased with the final card !!!!
Which turns out to be a double win, as I noticed that one of my favourite digi company's "All Dressed Up" are doing a DT call and as the term starts in January, (and if I was lucky enough to be chosen), I now feel I have the time to commit to another team....

So why did I not use an ADU image I hear you cry!!! lol....Well I'm not entirely sure, but there a lots of beautiful entry's, most of them using an ADU image and so me being me I thought I'd just do what I do best and be a little different.....

So the image I've used is called "Fairy Dust" and is created by the amazingly talented Tamara at The Stamping Chef.

And here she is!!!!

And a closer look

Card Recipe

Skin Copics ~ E00 E11 E211 R20
 Promarkers ~ Vermilion, Shocking Pink, Fuchsia, 
Tan, Caramel, Burnt Sienna
Bright Green, Lime, Lime Zest
Wink of Stella ~ Clear and Gold

Spellbinders Nestabilities  ~ Ovals and Scalloped
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Die ~ Memory Box
Papers ~ Love Letters
Gems from Stash

I've been inspired by:

All Dressed Up ~ DT Call
The Stamping Chef ~Anything Goes (Weekly)
Sister Act ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
In the Pink ~ KISS (Weekly)
 The Corrosive Challenge ~ Girly (Monthly)
Papertake Weekly ~ Girly (Weekly)

Good luck to all those who have applied, and especially good luck to those who have to choose, what a tough choice ahead of them..... 
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you do so again soon....

Monday, 17 November 2014

Checking Out......for the last time!!!

Hi all and welcome to my little piece of craftiness......

So it's time to play again at "Through the Purple Haze" (TTPH) and this week the theme is Twine, Ribbon or Lace. The sponsor this week and sadly for the last time is the amazingly talented Tamara at "The Stamping Chef" who has decided to change slight direction and close her shop at the end of the year... These stamps are some of my personal favourites, I love things that are different and individual and these are, in such a talented and beautiful way..... If you have never been, please do pop over and grab a special stamp before it's too late....

Sooo,onto today's card... I have used the gorgeous "Checking Out" ....

and in this picture below, hopefully you can see all the gloss and sparkle... I used a clear wink of stella pen on the fluffy bits and the glass, a gold one above the eyes, ribbon, buckle, neck/wrist bands and shoe bows and a green one on the socks. I then used glossy accents on top of the glittered fluffy bits.......

Copics E00, E11, E15 R20
Crimson, Ruby, Berry Red 
Winter Spruce, Pine, Holly
Buttercup, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Cocoa
Wink of Stella Clear, Green, Gold
Stamp ~ Checking Out
Glossy Accents
Barn Door Distress Ink
Ribbon, Gems and Paper from stash  

I've been inspired to play along at:

Christmas Stampin All Year Long ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ~ Go Green (Weekly) 
Crafty Calender ~ It's All about Christmas (Monthly)
We Do Doobadoo ~ Christmas (Weekly)
Fun with Shapes ~ Christmas is Soon (Weekly)
Creative Corner ~ Let it Sparkle (Weekly)
The Stamping Chef ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Colour Choice (Fortnightly)
Cute card Thursday ~ Red and Green (Weekly)

As always thanks for popping by,

Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Card For Matt

Hi lovely people.... Hope you are all well today...!!

Today I'd like to share a card I was asked to make by my friend Polly. It was for her eldest son Matt, who after seeing a card I made earlier in the year for his brother had made it quite clear to his Mum that he expected an "Andrea made" card too lol. So when I saw this image by Mo Manning called "Paul Texting" I knew it was perfect as it shares an uncanny resemblance to Matt....

I made the card out of Kraft Card and mated my new papers onto Chocolate Card and the image, I coloured with Promarkers and edged all with Peeled Paint Distress Ink,  .... Most importantly Paula (affectionately known as Polly) was really happy with it and so was Matt....

Card Recipe


Coral, Soft Peach, Almond
Umber, Khaki
Olive, Moss, Pear Green
Terracotta, Spice
Warm Grey 1 & 3, 
Pastel Beige, Chestnut, Caramel

I have been inspired to enter my card in the following challenges:

Sweet 7 ~ Colour Inspiration ( Fortnightly)
Crafting For The Craic ~ Birthday (Nov 30th)
Creative Knockout ~ Buttons (Weekly)
Southern Girls ~ Boy Themed Project (3 weekly)
A Crafty Mess ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Milk Coffee ~ Hand Coloured Image (Fortnightly)
Delightful Challenges ~ Patterns (Weekly)

Thanks as always for dropping by


Monday, 3 November 2014

Snow flakes

Good morning lovely people, I hope I find you well today!!!??
 It's been a very busy week and of course half term but to be honest it's flew by and now we're into November, scary or what....!!!???
 For those who took in part in  the Halloween celebrations, I hope fun was had with many treats and not too many tricks....

So today it's time for another challenge at TTPH and the theme this week is Christmas and is sponsored by "Tattered Lace"....  I was delighted to be given some gorgeous snowflake dies to use.. As I prefer to use an image on my cards I needed something that would complement these stunning snowflakes and my choice was of course a LOTV Christmas stamp called "Lots of Letters"....

I matted all he papers onto kraft card... The snowflakes were die-cut in off white card and embossed with clear embossing powder and then added a little stickles and liquid pearls... The sentiment was free from the lovely Netty's Cards (you will need to follow her blog first please respect her terms of use if you download them).

Card Recipe

Burgundy, Red Sweater, Berry
Pastel Beige, Khaki
Terracotta, Cocoa,Caramel 
Satin, Vanilla
Warm Grey 1,3,5

Snowflakes Dies ~ Tattered Lace
Stamp LOTV "Lots of Letters"
Sentiment~ Winter Wishes
Papers ~ Christmas Village
Liquid Pearls ~ White Opal
Stickles ~ Crystal
Gems and Ribbon from Stash

I'm playing along at:

Barley Mine ~ Christmas (Monthly)
The Artistic Stamper ~ Christmas is Coming (Monthly)
Crafts Galore ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes
LOTV ~ Merry Christmas
Stamping Sensations ~ Christmas

Thanks for dropping by as always,

Monday, 20 October 2014

Auroa Wings-TTPH

Good morning lovely people.... I must apologise for my lack of blogging lately but I have been majorly busy making commission cards some of which I hope to share, and like most crafters  I'm trying to make Christmas cards and its just not happening ... One step forward, ninety five back lol and we seem to be racing towards November arggggghhhh scary or what?!?......Here endith today's mini rant .....

Now onto today's DT make for TTPH, the theme is Snowflakes/Stars. We're sponsored this week by Aurora Wings Who have some truly beautiful images to chose from.... I have used the stunning "Christmas Floral", it is so detailed and really did test my colouring skills, but it was such fun to colour....

I used my clear wink of Stella pen, (my best purchase in a long time, looks beautiful without the aftermath of the devils dust, which is the name for glitter in my house). I wanted to make this image the star of the show so to speak so I kept the design relatively simple...

I matted the holly paper onto red card stock and also made a frame for the picture out of the same card stock. I edged the frame with that wink of stella pen again and added a cream bow and snowflake to finish....

Card Recipe
Pro-Markers Burgundy, Berry, Red
Satin, Ivory, Blush 
Holly, Pine
Pear Green, Moss, Olive, Heatwave
Spellbinders Labels
Ribbons/Pearls from stash

 I am playing along at:
Crafty Ribbons ~ Christmas Past with Ribbons (Weekly)
Christmas Stamping All Year ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas ~ Forgotten/Never used (Weekly) Stamp & Sentiment
Anything Goes with A Twist ~ Shimmer and Sparkle (Weekly)
Sister Act ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Polkadoodles  ~ Christmas Fun (Fortnightly)
Aurora Wings ~ Heartfelt

Please pop over to TTPH and see all the DT makes and join in.... Please drop by again soon and as always thanks for visiting...

Monday, 6 October 2014

Xmas Hugs

Good morning all you lovely people.......

Firstly, I have a bit of house keeping.... I have decided to step down as a DT member from cute as a Button". Sadly there were several changes made from the original commitment I had agreed to and along with personal reasons, stepping down was the best thing.... I wish Francesca and the team luck and best wishes for the future.....

So on to today's card which is for this weeks challenge at TTPH..... This week  the challenge is  a "Shaped Card" and is sponsored by Stichy Bear's Digi Outlet...They kindly gave me an image to use and she is called Xmas Hugs....

I found and printed a Christmas tree template.... I then drew around it in pencil on to red card and cut it out, having taped inside the left side... I covered the front in paper and inked the edges with red ink. I coloured the image ad then cut her out and matted her on a green oval, edged with wink of stella clear pen..... I finished of with poinsettias  and gems from stash....

Xmas Hugs

Card Recipe

Bright Green, Leaf Green
Holly, Pine,
Burgundy, Berry, Red

Copics E00, E11 E21 R20

Nestabilities ~ Scalloped Ovals

I am playing along at :
Christmas Cards All Year Long ~ Embellish It (Monthly)

Thanks as always for stopping by, please pop over and see the other DT's makes...
Have a great week....

Friday, 19 September 2014

Christmas Soldier ~ Cute As A Button DT

Good morning all....Ohhh!!!! what a week I'm having, everything I touch seems to break, fall or disappear lol.... Lets hope next week bestows on me better luck as I have lots of baking to do for our Macmillian week at work...

Anyway, I digress....

 I'm just sharing a card that may inspire you to enter our challenge this month at  "Cute As A Button".....  He is called the "Christmas Soldier" and he's rather cute....

For this one, I made an easel card out of a pre-made card, coloured with my Promarkers I then mounted red music paper onto Kraft card and cut three strips of green paper and mounted them onto the music paper....I mounted the image onto the card and on this occasion I used pre-made poinsettias and a felt holly swirl....I used Glossy Accents on the Candy Cane to make it look shiny and a green "Wink of Stella" glitter pen on the poinsettias and the leaf on his hat...

Card Recipe:

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Uniform ~ Burgundy' Berry, Red
Holly/Leaf ~ Pine, Holly
Boots/Key ~ Ice Grey  2,3,4,

Papers, Swirls and Poinsettia from stash

I've been inspired to join in at:

Krafting Kimmie ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
613 Avenue Create ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
ABC Christmas ~ Something Festive (Fortnightly)
Crafting from the Heart ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Suzy Bee ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Love to Scrap ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)

Thanks as always for popping by to my blog, and have a great week.....

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tomboy Trouble....

Hi lovely people, so glad you could make it back again..... Time for another challenge at TTPH and today the theme is 'Anything Goes' and our sponsor is Kenny K.... I have used the very lovely "Tomboy Trouble" and I have to say she was great fun to colour, which made the card easy to come together... However I have a confession to make, I can't find my list of the promarkers I used, I'm really sorry not like me at all......

I matted and layered the spotty paper onto Kraft card, I edged all the paper and the images with "Tea Dye" ink....I cut the banner out in Kraft card and again in the blue paper and layered onto two of the banners and used a distressing tool on the floral paper...

Side view

Card Recipe:

Papers, Winter Wishes ~ Lili of the Valley/Stash
Swirl ~ Marianne Designs
Tags ~ Lili of the Valley
Joanna Sheen Signature Dies ~ Bunting

I have been inspired by the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore ~ (Monthly)
Kenny K ~ Anything Goes Twist Fall
That Craft Place ~ Sentimental
Scribble and Scrap ~ Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo ~ Something feminine
I Love Promarkers ~ Feeling Distressed (Weekly)

Thank you' for all your wonderful and supportive comments, I adore reading them and as always for dropping by.....

Button Fairy ~ Cute As A Button DT

Morning lovely people... So sorry my blog posts seem to be so erratic just at the moment, nothing for a week and then two on the same day.... Hopefully things will settle down and I can find time to make some of my own cards as well as for my DT's....

My first post today is for "Cute As A Button"....We have a little contest on our face book page for you today.... All the DT's have made cards using the same image .... Isn't she cute?!?.....

I matted the paper and the image onto lilac card. Using Promarkers I coloured her in with Promarkers and then mounted the image onto a doily... Added a double bow and some buttons from my stash.....

Side view showing the inside

Card Recipe

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Blue Pearl, Amethyst, Orchid, leaf Green, Bright Green
Papers ~ Promises LOTV
Doily, Ribbon, Gems and Buttons from stash...

I've been inspired by the following challenges:
A Creative Romance ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Allsorts ~ Sugar and Spice (Weekly)
We Do Doobadoo ~ Something Feminine

Thanks as always for dropping by, and if you can, pop back later for my post for TTPH

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

Morning lovely people, I'm hoping I find you all well this morning.....

Today I have a DT card for "Cute As A Button"  featuring one of this months new releases..... It's very topical at the moment, as it is called the "Ice Bucket Challenge"..... I really wanted the image to do the talking for this fantastic cause, so  I decided  a CAS (clean and simple) card would work best....

I added a sentiment before printing and then coloured the image with Promarkers.... I then mounted it onto a pre made card and added faux stitches with a fine liner....

Card Recipe

Skin ~ Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Hair ~ Walnut, Chestnut, Cocoa, Tan
Clothes ~ Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Tea Rose
Bucket ~ Ice Grey 5,3,1
Water/Ice ~ Powder Blue, Frozen Lake

I've been inspired by the following challenges:
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Craft Creations ~ Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Ladybug Crafts ~  Anything Goes (Monthly)
The Crafty Bloggers ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)

Do pop over to our blog and see the other DT's  lovely creations using the other new releases and we'd love you to visit our face-book page.

As always, thank you for dropping by please drop by again on  soon...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Button Love - Cute as a Button DT

Hi thanks for popping back.... For my second post today, I am delighted to share with you my first card as part of the very first Design Team for the "Cute As A Button Challenge Blog". All the DT's have been asked to use the same image on this first challenge and she is the gorgeous "Button Love". For me, I went a little over board with embellishments lol and had great fun....

I mounted the backing paper and the image onto Kraft Card and cut out a teardrop circle in contrasting pink paper which I mounted on to the backing paper before sticking the image on top.....I then diecut the flowers and the butterflies using contrasting buttons to finish....

For the inside, I used a strip of the paper I used for the flowers and used a butterfly embossing punch once. I mounted it on to a layer of Kraft Card and inserted it to the inside of the card...

Card Recipe

Hair - Walnut, Chesnut, Henna
Skin - Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush
Bow/Dungarees - Mint Green, Soft Green, Pastel Green
Heart/Flowers - Antique Pink, Sunkissed Pink
T-Shirt - Leaf Green, Meadow Green
Ground - Ice Grey 1,2,3,4,5

Papers - From Stash
Nestabilites - Scalloped Circles
Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Sizzix - Flower, Swirl, Butterfly

Please pop over and see the other DT makes.... You will need to use a Cute As A Button image to enter the challenge, there really are some lovely images to choose from, do take a look, I've put a link for you here. We will also be posting on our Cute As A Button Face-book page during the month, do come and join us..

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Sister Act ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Crafts Galore Encore ~ Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafty Calender Challenge ~ Anything Goes Monthly
Love Rubber Stamps ~ Two or more Paper Patterns (Weekly)
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything Goes (Weekly)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge ~ Weekly
That Craft Place Challenge ~ Summery Colours (Fortnightly)
My Mums Craft Shop ~ Punches and Dies

Much as I love the holidays, I'm secretly looking forward to the routine of being back to work and George being back at school, surely I'm not the only one?!?.... Am I?? ...yeah

As always thank you so much for dropping by, I'm so very chuffed you did...

Whoopsie Daisy CAS

Hi...So lovely of you to drop by.

I have two cards to share with you today...My first today is my DT card for TTPH (Through The Purple Haze) challenge blog. Please pop by and enter whilst looking at the other DT makes. We also have a facebook page, we'd love you to come and say hi...
I am both proud and fortunate to create with such a lovely, caring, team of ladies, though most have never met each other there is a sense of care, support and acceptance that is normally saved for that of long term friends.... So enough mushy stuff (don't worry it's very rare for me lol) and so on to this weeks card...

Our theme this week is CAS (clean and simple) and our sponsors are Whoopsidaisy Digis. Sadly she has to my knowledge no name but is from page 606...

I coloured her in various shades of pinks with my Promarkers and mounted the image onto white card and trimmed it. This was to make it sturdy enough to stitch around the edge which I did by hand... Apologies for the wonky stitches not my best.... Note to ones self, do not try and stitch a card when fighting the beginnings of a migraine.... I then mounted it on to a pre bought pink card and added a stamped sentiment and a silk rose from stash....

Card Recipe
Skin - Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush Cheeks - Blossom
Clothing - Antique Pink, Dusky Pink, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink
Tim Holz - Pokey Tool
Pink card, Thread and Rose from Stash

I've been inspired to the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap ~ Anything Goes

Have a lovely day and if you have time, pop by for my second post, my very first DT card for "Cute As A Button" later this morning...  as always, thanks for dropping by...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Exciting News

 Hi ... No card today, Just a very quick post to let you in on my exciting news..I am proud and delighted to share with you that I have been chosen by the lovely Francesca Lopez to be on her very first Design Team at Cute As A Button Challenge Blog which starts on the 1st September....

If you haven't discovered Francesca's shop of adorable images yet, why not take a look here.. We also have a face-book page, we'd love to see you....

Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave they really do make my day and as always for dropping by...

Monday, 18 August 2014

Crafty Sentiments TTPH DT

Hi I'm back with my second post today, this time from crafty sentiments, who are our second sponsors this week.

I used the Lilli Pond Frog image and using my Promarkers I dotted the image to aquire a little more texture to the image. I made an easel card and decided to keep the layout quite CAS (clean and simple). So I mounted my baking papers, the image and the sentiment onto Kaft card. I used my banner die also on Kraft card and mounted the sentiment on 3D strips to keep the easel card open and that was it... lol

Card Recipe

Frog - Pear Green, Olive, Leaf Green
Water - Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Blue Pearl
Plants - Pear Green, Carmine Red, Red Sweater
Bee - Back, Gold, Buttercup, Warm Grey 5
Sentiment made on the Computer

I've been inspired to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Bugs or Insects

As always thanks for dropping by, hope to see you soon....

Nikki Burnette TTPH DT

Good Morning... Ohhh I'm a busy girl today as there's a new challenge today  at Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog  TTPH and I will have be posting two cards for you today.... The theme is Inspirational Photo and our sponsors are Crafty Sentiments and Nikki Burnette, who designs magical images, in every sense of the word.

So, for my first card today, I have used  "Stella" from Nikki Burnette ..... Please pop over and take a look at the other DT gorgeous creations and why not enter, we'd love it if you did...

I double matted my papers with pink and kraft card and distress inked the edges... I also used a distressing tool on the green paper....The image was coloured with a combination of Flex and Promarkers finished with distress ink...

Card Recipe
Promarkers/Flexmarkers- Bight Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest
Mandarin, Pumpkin, Honeycomb
Carmine, Mulberry, Sorbet
Frosted Jade,Oasis, Aquamarine

Papers Free for a Magazine
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink
Flowers and Pearls from Stash

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity _ Something Old
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thanks as always for dropping by, ooooohhhh  and by the way I should have some exiting news to share soon....

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Snow Queen - TTPH DT

Hi... So glad you dropped by, as there is a new challenge over at TTPH today and due to a few girls being on holiday, I got the chance to do a card with the ladies on team A.... It also means I got the opportunity to work on the stunning Snow Queen by Rick St Dennis who is our sponsor this week...

I love to be challenged and try new ideas and this project certainly ticked all of these boxes... This was quite a different card for me as I used a lot of embellishment around the image...

I coloured her in Promarkes, and cut her out with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and then nested her on Dark blue card which had been diecut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight. I matted the paper onto the same blue card. Then I die cut a flowering Christmas Tree die by Memory Box and some snow flakes in thick white textured card. I cut the tree up to get flowery branches and using a glue pen dabbed randomly on the diecuts.I then used white glitter (my son George calls it "The Devils Dust") as when I've used it it seems to invade the house getting onto everything, randomly making an appearance for weeks after, even though I try to be so careful... I arranged the glittery embellishments around the image and finished off with some liquid peals and a double bow...

The Snow Queen

Card Recipe

Promarkers - Powder Blue, Frozen lake, Blue Pearl
Flowering Christmas Tree - Memory Box
Snowflake Die - All Occasion Dies
Papers - Forever Friends Kraft Notes
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
White Glitter and Ribbon from stash

I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas - Snowflakes
The Crafter's Cafe - Lots of Layers
Milk Coffee - 2 Or More Diecuts
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'Blog - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Texture

Please pop over to TTPH and see what the other lovely DT members have made....Have a lovely day and do drop by again soon.....

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sweet Summer DT Card For TTPH

Ohhh what a day!!!!... For those who popped by Monday morning, yes there was a different DT card here, but due to an admin problem at HQ "Stella" (the name of the card) will return on another day....
So luckily I had the day off and was able to make replacement card... She is called Strawberry Shortcake and is from Sassy Studio Designs  who are our sponsors at TTPH this week....

As usual I coloured her with Promarkers, keeping the colour scheme to two colours.... I edged the the papers with a little distress ink but just a little and matted onto Kraft card. Both the papers and the sentiment were magazine freebies and the punch is from Martha Stewart...Please do pop over and see the other DT's makes and why not enter our competition, we'd love to see you...

Strawberry Shortcake

Card Recipe

Skin - Corral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink
Hair - Walnut, Chesnut, Cocoa, Tan
Reds - Red Sweater, Ruby, Red
Greens - Olive, Moss, Green Pear

Papers and Sentiment - Magazine Freebies
Nestabilities - Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals
Martha Stewart Punch - Bubble Bath 
Gems and lace from my stash

I have entered this card in the following competitions:
 Inkspirational - Use pencils or markers
Tip Toe Tuesday - Something Sweet
My Time To Craft - Use Kraft

So sorry for any confusion, it really was beyond my control...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, 2 August 2014

A Fairy For Polly

This is the second LOTV card make of mine this week and my first EVER fairy image, I know, I know, how did I manage that, honestly I have no idea!!! However to mark this occasion there is only one person I could possibly make this card for and that would be my good friend Paula affectionately known as Polly. Who bless her is one of my biggest card making fans and will hopefully love this as it was made totally with her in mind. Fairies, glitter and pastel colours all on one card, way out of my normal comfort zone... I am definitely my own worst critic but even I am pretty pleased with the finished card.... But most importantly, it will make the Fairy loving Polly smile...

So onto the card details....I coloured the Fairy's dress with just two colours Blubell and Orchid and blended them together. I did the same in the wings but replaced Orcid with Lilac, then added some stickles to the edge of the wings and her hem.  I matted and layered the papers onto pale blue card,using the same coloured card for throughout the layout. I decided to keep lay out clean with no major distressing ink, just a smidge around the tag sentiment....

Card Recipe

Fairy-Bluebell, Orchid lilac
Hair-Buttercup, Mustard, Raw Sienna 
Socks-Mint Green, Soft Green
Skin-Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink
Ground-Khaki, Firewood
Leaves-Mint Green, Soft Green, Pear Green

Nestabilities-Circles Large and Circle Teardrops
Swirl-Marianne Designs
Border-Memory Box  Pearl Lace Border
Ribbon, Gems and Flowers from Stash

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Twist Friendship Day

As always thanks for dropping by, hopefully I'll see you Monday with my first DT post for TTHP..
Wishing you a fantastic weekend..

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Coffee Time

Hi...As always thank you for dropping by.. So George has returned from the States and normal teenager grunting has resumed, so all is well.
After suffering from crafter's block (I blame it on the heat) I found some inspiration from one of my favourite staples LOTV.... This was mainly due to fact they had a price promotion on, so in my humble opinion it would've been rude not to indulge... I treated myself to a few stamps and a few paper packs. I thought I showed excruciating restraint in buying so little lol....

So on to my first creation. I have wanted this stamp for ages, as I think it symbolises a lot of friendships that are nurtured over coffee (and maybe cake!!!) Or this that just me?...
As usual I coloured with Promarkers, mat and layered the papers. I then made holes using a pokey tool and sewed the edges using lilac embroidery thread fixed. I then fixed a ribbon onto the centre mat. I then attached the image which I die cut using  Nestabilities and then made and glued on a double bow thanks to a simple YouTube tutorial from Jak Heath....

Card Recipe

Promarkers used:
Table and Chairs-Blue Pearl, Powder Blue
Clothing-Soft Green, Pastel Green, Amethyst, Orchid, Lilac
Skin-Blossom for cheeks, Sunkissed Pink and Dusky Pink

MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle
Nestabilities- Petite Scalloped Circles
Sentiments- LOTV Tags Set 24
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick/Pokey Tool

Ribbon and Flowers from stash

I have entered this card in the following challenges
The Pink Elephant (Anything Goes)
That Craft Place (Anything Goes)
Crafty Girls Challenges (Anything Goes)
The Sisterhood of Craft (Die-Cuts and/or Punches)
I Love Promarkers (Ribbons)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Card for Stu

Hi... Sorry I haven't posted for a little while, life has been of madness proportions, the last week or so. After two years of planning, my youngest son George has flown to Florida with his school. Getting a 15 year organized and packed without screaming because every answer you receive consists of a shrug of the shoulders or a "Dunno" probably deserves a complete blog post of its own... Although secretly the house is way too quiet without him....
Then followed, my partner and best friend Stu's birthday, due to his disability Stu's memory is often a source of humor between us as he says he cant remember things, ( I think us females call it selective memory lol) and I spend my life repeating things. So when I saw this stamp from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, I knew it was perfect for his card....

So I kept it quite simple as I wanted the stamp to be center stage.. I cut four squares in contrasting papers and matted them onto black card then matted the digi stamp and positioned it with 3D strips...

Card Recipe

Papers - Me to You, With  Love
Button, Ribbon and Twine from stash

Thanks so much dropping by, I'd love it f you drop by again soon...